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Take a ‘dam ship tour via iPod

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On June - 30 - 2008

Holland America Line’s Eurodam showcases a range of art, from the traditional Dutch art and artifacts integral to the brand to contemporary works. The line worked with VFD Architects of the Netherlands and Yran & Storbraaten of Norway to choose the collection, which includes glass creations, oil paintings, digital collages and chandelier sculptures.

Holland America took a new approach with its Lido pool sculpture, which is made of lightweight stone and functions as a sculpture and an eight-foot-high waterfall that passengers can walk through as they enter or leave the pool. The word ‘water’ is subtly engraved in the stone in 100 languages.

The Dutch Golden Age is highlighted in several public areas, including a staircase painting, ‘The Nightwatch, Two Minutes Later,’ by Dutch artists Aldert Mantje and Jan Maris, part of The New Nightwatch project in 2006 to honor Rembrandt.

Passengers can learn more about the pieces with a self-guided, narrated tour with iPods available for use free of charge on the ship. Information and interviews with the artists are also downloadable at Holland America’s Website and on iTunes.

Have a question about the Eurodam?  ExpertCruiser’s Anita Dunham-Potter is onboard for the inaugural celebrations so post questions below.

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